Astronauts on a manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will wait for their flight. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled for Monday, failed due to a malfunction.
On Monday morning, Polish time, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was to take off from the John F. Kennedy Space Center NASA at Cape Canaveral, Florida, the sixth manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Launch canceled due to failure
The countdown went smoothly, but only up to a point. With just over two minutes to go, the start was stopped. As explained, the cause was a perceived problem with chemical ignition.
The next launch attempt was initially planned for Tuesday. However, as later announced by NASA and the company owned by Elon Musk, the next test is to take place on Thursday.
The journey will take approximately 25 hours
The crew includes NASA astronauts – mission commander Stephen Browen and pilot Warren Hoburg, as well as astronaut from the United Arab Emirates Sultan Al Neyadi and Russian cosmonaut Andrei Fedyaev. The trip to the space station should take about 25 hours. The Crew 6 mission will be NASA’s sixth manned mission to the ISS since SpaceX began sending American astronauts into orbit in May 2020.
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